In the fourth and sixth episode, records by Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa savage, Skales, Fela Kuti, Davido, Burna boy, Prince Nico Mbarga, and Odunsi the engine are featured making the wedding scenes, and general Nigerian experience authentic and memorable.
1. Shake body by Skales: This is played in season three, episode three, as Eric shows off energetic dance moves in front of a front mirror.
2. Oyejo by Fela Kuti: what’s an afrobeat compilation without its pioneer. Fela Kuti’s classic ‘Oyejo’ was played in the sixth episode when Eric Effiong and his family arrived in Lagos, Nigeria, from Mordale, England.
3. Joro by Wizkid: 2019’s party jam ‘Joro’ also had its moment in episode six while Eric and his new love interest ‘Oba’ thrilled themselves till dawn.
4. Fall by Davido: Currently sitting on two hundred million views and counting, its views are expected to rise after being the opener to the exclusive wedding reception of a Nigerian wedding in a British teen drama. It was played when Eric left the reception with Oba and boarded a taxi to an undisclosed location.
5. Anybody by Burna boy: The instrumental beat of ‘Anybody’, a track included in his grammy-nominated ‘African Giant’ album, was also played at the wedding reception in episode six.
6. Sweet mother by Prince Nico Mbarga: ‘Sweet Mother’ included in a British drama proves its evergreen nature since its release in 1976. It was played in episode six while Eric prepared for the wedding in the presence of his mother.
7. Star sign (feat Runtown) by Odunsi the engine: In queer night bar, it only fits that an alte track is played; Reflecting on the liberal theme being preached. As Eric and Oba walk into the club in episode six, the light rock ‘star sign’ tune kicks in.
8. Attention by Tiwa Savage: The eventful episode ends with song. As Eric and his family return to England.
‘Sex Education’ is currently one of the most-watched teen dramas in the world. And to witness this kind of representation is ‘feel good’ worthy. So the moment these tracks came on, I could not help but sing along.
Israel Olorunnisola is a freelance creative. When he is not writing about Film, Music, TV or Pop culture he is telling stories on Wattpad.
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